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Read: DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

While the emergence of this new sector has caused some market erosion, it has also brought fresh benefits and opportunities to professional full-service installation and monitored service businesses.

Read: Ecobee Partners With RapidSOS to Offer $10 Smart Home Monitoring

Ecobee Partners With RapidSOS to Offer $10 Smart Home Monitoring

Ecobee’s Complete Smart Security service will connect to local 911 agencies via RapidSOS to dispatch responders for break-ins and fires.

Read: Rapid7: Hackers Can Easily Disarm Fortress DIY Home Security System

Rapid7: Hackers Can Easily Disarm Fortress DIY Home Security System

A researcher discovered that the Fortress S03 WiFi home security system is vulnerable to unauthenticated API access and RF replay attacks.

Read: DIY Solutions and Pro Monitoring Offerings Blur Market Segments

DIY Solutions and Pro Monitoring Offerings Blur Market Segments

The home security market continues to grow as more pro providers offer DIY solutions and DIY brands add pro monitoring.

Read: Making the Business Case for Adding Video With Advanced Intelligence

Making the Business Case for Adding Video With Advanced Intelligence

The evolution of software-driven video management, access control and alarm system technologies has resulted in new business use cases.

Read: Survival Skills: Learning to Compete With the DIY Goliaths

Survival Skills: Learning to Compete With the DIY Goliaths

The industry is fast changing thanks to large market entrants, but that doesn’t mean the Davids can’t compete with DIY — and win big.

Read: Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear <i>Is</i> Worth It.

Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear Is Worth It.

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

Read: Research: DIY Security Installs Have Increased Nearly 40% Since 2018

Research: DIY Security Installs Have Increased Nearly 40% Since 2018

Parks Associates says the rise of interactive services and DIY installation have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, lower prices and new smart home solutions.

Read: SimpliSafe Raises $130M to Expand DIY Home Security Strategies

SimpliSafe Raises $130M to Expand DIY Home Security Strategies

SimpliSafe says it will use the funding to hire nearly 100 engineers this year across hardware, firmware, software and e-commerce.

Read: DIY Danger: How Konnected Has Concocted False Claims About Its Alarm Panel Solution

DIY Danger: How Konnected Has Concocted False Claims About Its Alarm Panel Solution

Konnected says its alarm panel can turn any wired alarm system into a smart alarm. However, an independent forensic analysis shows it disregards security and life-safety standards and represents extreme danger to consumers.

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